Thrash

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Violence ConnotationPlay
Implies strong violence, so use it to describe severe physical beatings, not gentle hits. SlideThe hero thrashed the villain savagely.
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Physical AggressionPlay
Use 'thrash' when describing someone hitting another person or object with force. SlideAngry protesters thrashed the statues.
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Repeated ActionPlay
'Thrash' is used for repeated hitting, not a single strike. SlideShe thrashed the cushion repeatedly in frustration.